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An Introduction to Portable Fireplaces

Portable fire places are a great alternative to traditional fireplaces, allowing you and your family to enjoy the same warmth and glow that you get from a fire. Traditional fire places are often left underutilised due to the amount of time and effort required to use them and clean them.

Portable fire places are a great alternative to traditional fireplaces, allowing you and your family to enjoy the same warmth and glow that you get from a fire. Traditional fire places are often left underutilised due to the amount of time and effort required to use them and clean them. Portable fire places alleviate these troublesome issues, allowing for more time spent relaxing in front of a fire.

In addition to the fire itself, portable fireplaces can add value and style to your home as they come in a wide array of designs and materials. From classic stone and tile to more modern glass, there are options to suit any style or design needs. Portable fireplaces range in format as well, from electric heaters to table top fireplaces, chimney’s and fire pits, just to name a few. The options are really limitless to suit your indoor and outdoor fireplace needs.
One of the main benefits of a free standing portable fireplace is the freedom of a power source that does not require you to run a gas line or install the expensive vents associated with traditional gas or wood fireplaces. This also means a contractor is not needed to install it, so you can enjoy the heating effect with realistic flames at a fraction of the price it would cost with traditional fireplaces.

Portable fireplaces also offer benefits to the environment. Traditional wood fireplaces cause smoke to build up in the chimney or even leak out into your home. This unpleasant by product from the fire can transform into an unpleasant and potentially hazardous source of pollution in both your home and the environment. Dust can also collect that can cause smoke hazards or even potentially fatal, yet unnoticed gas leaks.

On the other hand, an electric fireplace heater produces zero carbon emissions and consumes no wood or coal. Gel fuel fireplaces can provide up to 9,000 BTU’s using eco-friendly gel fuel, that is also environmentally friendly and clean burning. Another environmentally friendly factor is that the smaller quantities of wood being used, the more the planet’s forestry is being preserved.

But pollution is just part of the problem using traditional fireplaces, space is also an issue. Traditional fireplaces require room to store wood or coal taking up valuable space in your yard or near your home that could be better utilised for other projects.

Choosing an alternative portable option instead of a traditional fireplace allows you to enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fire without the cleaning hassles and maintenance. Furthermore, a traditional fireplace will need you to clean up from use of wood or coal burning, both of which are tremendously dirty and messy. And getting a chimney cleaned is no easy task and usually requires hiring a professional to get the job done.

Whether it’s for a patio or family room, a portable fire place is a great addition to any home allowing for a place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends by the warm glow of a fire without any of the inconveniences.